Upmarket hosiery firm Wolford has upped its full-year sales forecast after recording a 13.1% jump in first-half sales.

The company has raised its full-year projections by 7.4% to EUR130m (US$170.50m) from EUR121m.

It credited its good interim result to retail growth within America and the UK.

EBIT leapt three-fold to EUR3.6m during the first half and EBTIDA was up 62.65 to EUR6.7m thanks to improved distribution.